The two sides debated whether Texas' decreased spending on children with disabilities years ago violated federal law.
Justin Porter, previously the education agency's executive director of special populations, will oversee how Texas school districts are serving kids with special needs.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, two teacher groups argue Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath exceeded his authority and weakened protections for public school employees.
The Texas Education Agency on Monday released a second draft of its plan for overhauling the way it educates students with disabilities.
Ken Paxton said school districts cannot provide transportation to get students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational purpose.
The federal investigation found that the TEA effectively capped the statewide percentage of students who could receive special education services.
For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the State to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities.
The Texas House and Senate tentatively passed each other’s priority school finance bills Monday, preparing to discuss potential compromises.
The federal government does not compensate school districts or nonprofits for getting students to and from the free meal sites.
The Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education.